Security guard leaves post, rushes to catch man who assaulted woman

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A mother of two was walking down the mall on Main Street and Poplar Avenue around 8 a.m. Saturday when she said was punched in the face.

The woman said she never saw it coming. One moment she was walking on Main Street, the next thing she knows she's lying on the ground in pain.

"The man was running up and down right there in front of the Federal Building, running around there," one witness, who did not want to be identified, said. "He was hollering and screaming, then I said, 'something ain't right.'"

A stranger stepped in to help the woman as she was lying on the cobblestones injured.

"Somebody caught him though and then drug him right there by the flower thing right there," the witness said.

A security rushed to help, despite breaking the rules of his post.

The security guard at the Federal Building was instructed to never leave his post. But this time, he broke protocol and took off after the man who was trying to get away. The guard chased him down and placed 26-year-old Dillon Locket into custody.

The security guard held Locket in custody until police arrived.

"He was doing his job and did an excellent job and deserves a raise, absolutely deserves a raise," Angel Ramirez, who was visiting St. Jude, said.

The woman said she is OK and she's not mad at Locket. She just wants him to get help.

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